Students to get new sixth form centre

Building work has begun for a new sixth form centre at The Crossley Heath School, Halifax
Building work has begun for a new sixth form centre at The Crossley Heath School, Halifax

Building work has begun on a new sixth form centre at a Halifax high school.

The Crossley Heath School, Savile Park, will benefit from the new centre after funding was approved by the Department for Education to build a new centre boasting classrooms, plus social and study areas, for sixth form students.

The school’s head teacher, Wendy Moffat, said the new building is a much-needed school facility which will significantly ehance education provisions at Crossley Heath.

The new building will be erected adjacent to the school’s sports hall and is due for completion in September 2015.

The school aims to also extend the sixth form centre and make repairs to its North Lodge building to create a school and community cafe through public donations.

Mrs Moffat said: “This is an exciting opportunity to transform our provision for students which has been previously denied to us and is long overdue.

“Our fundraising campaign is ambitious and we seek support from all sections of our school community to help us achieve our goal. The new accommodation will make a substantial difference to our sixth form students.”

Donations can be made via the school website or reception.